Livingstone, another colonizer who thought it appropriate to name something that already had a name. Victoria falls, after his beloved queen. The cheek! For those Livingstone hangers on, I know he was supposedly a good guy, but still. Learn the word, don’t rename the damn thing! It’s correct name is Mosi-oa-tunya, the smoke that thunders. Much more fitting for the vision that is the falls.
If you have $190 to spare, I didn’t, then you can get a boat to the Devil’s pool which is on the falls and swim in the Zambezi waters before it drops over the cliff. If you don’t, go into the park and some locals there will walk you over the river to the Angels pool, for a small tip. You can risk it on your own if you want to, but should probably go with someone who knows the way.
If you have total use of all your limbs then definitely take the long steep walk down to the boiling pot! Watch out for the playful baboons and keep your distance. Over and on some jagged, slippery rocks and sidestepping some dashing lizards will get you right down to the waters edge to wet your feet in the Zambezi.
Livingstone town has a lot to offer in terms of activities that will keep you busy for days and probably bankrupt you if you don’t earn dollars. Everything is quoted in dollars, even the falls is $20, but half for locals. My tip pretend you’re a local…